honorary degree

Definition of honorary degree

  1. :  a degree given by a college or university to someone who is not a student but who has done something important

Word by Word Definitions

honoraryplay
  1. :  having or conferring distinction

    :  commemorative

    :  dependent on honor or a keen sense of ethical conduct for fulfillment

degreeplay
  1. :  a step or stage in a process, course, or order of classification

    :  a rank or grade of official, ecclesiastical, or social position

    :  a particular standing especially as to dignity or worth


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up honorary degree? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

sad or melancholy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!